Nik Davis has a mission - to enable people to achieve the ‘seemingly impossible’ by being whole and re-defining what makes us all a true success. Nik wants to normalise ‘telling it how it is’, to share our failures as well as our successes and to show our vulnerability whilst sharing our compassion. In pursuit of this mission, Nik writes openly and honestly about her challenges, in the hope that others facing them will not feel so alone.
Nik is a management consultant by trade. Her comfort zone is order, logic and applying analytical tools to solve problems. She is also an observer of life and an eccentric with a passion for fashion and interior design. Nik is a mother to 3 children, wife to another equally eccentric individual and owner of 4 dogs, 3 guinea pigs, 2 rabbits, 2 hamsters, 8 chickens and 2 ducks.
After returning to her career after taking time out with her family, she found that her perspective and priorities had changed, as had the world she was returning to. Nik decided to carve out a new place in that world and also mould some of it to fit her too.
Nik see's life from quirky angles, shaped and moulded by her experiences and the enormous world of information and knowledge that we now live in. She likes to write - about all sorts, it’s completely random based on her experience, feelings, observations, being offended or being happy. Nik likes the truth, you can’t airbrush life and neither does she want to. Nik thinks that it’s important to talk about the difficult stuff, to be honest and find a more authentic and meaningful way to live and interact as humans.
Nik often talks about finding ‘The Third Way’. It’s a philosophy about life, having a personal life as well as a career, making money and being socially generous, being logical and sensitive, living by the rules of a society but not being afraid to challenge or change them, inspiring others to feel good but not for your own ego, giving rather than taking. Theses are just a few of the things that spring to mind when she unpicks what the third way means for her.
It may be, that there are other individuals out there who have a similar view on life or feel a similar motivation to write about their experiences, to peel back the superficial layers we cover ourselves in and tell it ‘how it is’. To find their ‘Third Way’ and change our normality to something more authentic and real to live by. If so, Nik hopes that you will find her slightly mad ramblings interesting, amusing and inspiring.
Nik runs a facebook page and discussion group (nikdavis) as well as posting regular updates on her website and linkedin feed. Please feel free to join the conversation - the only rules are respect and kindness for each others thoughts. I look forward to meeting you all, albeit remotely.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS